Investing

Many financial plans include at least some weighting in stocks and/or mutual funds, and while historically equities have tended to rise in value over the long term, they carry a certain amount of risk, both for long- and short-term investors. It is therefore imperative that you have realistic financial goals and investment objectives in place before you begin to invest.

Calculators

  • College Funding

    Use this calculator to estimate the cost of your child’s education, based on the variables you input.

  • Tax-Deferred Savings

    Compare the potential future value of tax-deferred investments to that of taxable investments.

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Research Articles

  • 529 Plans

    529 plans are tax-advantaged college savings plans that generally allow people of any income level to contribute.

  • Annuities

    An annuity is a flexible financial vehicle that can help protect against the risk of living a long time because it provides an option for a lifetime income.

  • Asset Allocation

    Asset allocation is a method used to help manage investment risk; it does not guarantee a profit or protect against investment loss.

  • Asset Classes

    There are five broad asset classes that you should take into consideration when constructing your investment portfolio.

  • College Savings Plans

    There are several funding methods for a child's college education including mutual funds and Section 529 plans.

  • Diversification

    An important element to successful investing is to manage investment risk while maintaining the potential for growth.

  • Dollar-Cost Averaging

    Dollar-cost averaging involves investing a set amount of money on a regular basis, regardless of market conditions.

  • Mutual Funds vs. Stocks

    The difference between purchasing an individual stock versus shares in a mutual fund to potentially earn dividends.

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